Why you Should Treat Business Model Innovation as a Fully Established Discipline | Innovation Management

While most companies focus their innovation efforts on new products, others like Amazon and Netflix are disrupting industries with business model innovation –a cheaper, easier and more powerful form of innovation. InnovationManagement.se spoke about business model innovation with professors Netessine and Girotra, authors of the new book “The risk-driven business model”

Source: www.innovationmanagement.se

There’s business model innovation within the framework of the model under which business operates (legal, financial, economical, organizational, institutional, scientific… name it)

This model does not work, proof of its perverse effects are felt everywhere…(climate change, geo-political upheavals, financial crises, inequality, criminality, unemployment (especially youth), exclusion, fundamentalism, institutional/technological lock-ins everywhere, resource depletion, health hazards, biodiversity loss, so many more…


A new model for business to operate in society, according to new perceiving, thinking, acting, and on new ethical grounds is urgently needed…


That’s whet new Business Models should be for… To ensure that business conduct does NOT interfere with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life…

This is a sea change, not scraping the surface to earn consultancy fees, earn some money, and build up reputation and ego by publishing the new management fad book, or meeting one’s academic publication quota…

This requires getting educated in the new science, with  Unifying Vision on all interconnections and all interdependencies of everything with everything else…starting with transdisciplinarity. That’s what Harvard, INSEAD, and all Universities should be teaching…and fail to do.

See Capra and Luisi’s book, "The Systems View of Life", published in 2014 at Cambridge University Press see here .

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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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